Iain Curran, Practice Lead Global – Fleet Decarbonisation, BHP
In September 2022, three of the world’s top mining companies – BHP, Rio Tinto and Vale – announced the establishment of a Mining Taskforce within CharIN e.V., supported by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). CharlN is the leading global association with over 280 members dedicated to promoting interoperability based on the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for charging vehicles of all kinds. Standardisation in charging of electric mining trucks will help to reduce costs, avoid duplication in development and increase efficiency as the industry moves to implement battery powered haulage fleets. Building on the success of the Charge On Innovation Challenge, the Taskforce is already seeing engagement between key stakeholders including mining companies, mining truck OEMs and technology suppliers. If successful it will streamline and potentially speed up the mining industry’s net zero carbon goals with regard to mine haulage. Join Iain Curran, Practice Lead Global – Fleet Decarbonization, BHP to learn more about CharIN and the work underway.
About the Presenter:
Iain has worked in the mining industry for over 25 years both domestically and internationally for many of the original equipment manufacturers as well as some of the largest mining companies in the world. He has held roles in R&D, Asset Management, Maintenance and Operations.
Iain has spent a significant amount of his career focusing on heavy mobile equipment where he is regarded, very much as a subject matter expert. His current role has Iain focusing on BHP’s decarbonisation pathway for mobile equipment and one of the key initiators of the CharIn Mining Task Force